Curtis Wright, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism I. What every physician needs to know. Primary hypoparathyroidism is a common cause of hypocalcemia. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion is critical to the mobilization of calcium from bone, reabsorption of calcium in the kidneys, and intestinal absorption of calcium (through its stimulating effect on 1 alpha-hydroxylase activity in the kidneys). Primary hypoparathyroidism can be…

Hypocalcemia

Hypocalcemia I. Problem/Condition. Hypocalcemia is a frequently encountered phenomenon in the hospitalized patient. It can range from asymptomatic to life-threatening in presentation. An understanding of the physiology of calcium metabolism is critical to determining the appropriate differential diagnosis and management. The serum calcium level is maintained by the activity of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and vitamin…

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